April 04, 2020 2 min read
When foils or highlights grow out, you can be left a pretty harsh contrast between your natural roots and your blonde. An easy way to soften this look, without the use of bleach is a Base Break!
WHAT IS A BASE BREAK?
A base break is the process of slightly lifting the natural roots to soften the harsh line between blonde and natural roots. This process uses permanent colour and 20 vol developer. These two products combined give 1-2 levels of lift.
As this process doesnt use bleach, it promotes healthy hair as it gives the hair a break from lightening!
HOW DO I DO A BASE BREAK?
For a base break, choose a colour 1-2 levels lighter than your natural root and mix with a 20 vol developer. Apply your mixture to your natural roots quickly, as you don't want this mixture to sit on the hair for long. Aim for 2-5 minutes for application time.
Allow the hair to process for 10 minutes. It's important not to leave this mixture on for too long, as you can expose too much of the underlying pigment and end up with a warm result.
Wash out and enjoy your softened roots!
BASE BREAK FORMULAS
First, work out the current level of your roots. Levels just refer to how dark or light your hair is.
Now, use the product recommendations below! These formulas will make your hair one level lighter, which will soften the look of your regrowth and remove any harsh lines between your roots and your highlights.
Level 5 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 6AA & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Level 5/6 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 7AA & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Level 6/7 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 8A & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
Level 7/8 Roots:
Wella Colour Charm 9A & Wella Colour Charm 20 Vol Developer
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